With multimasking making big waves in the beauty world, it’s no coincidence that The Body Shop has chosen now to revamp its skin care range with a new collection of expert face masks. In mid-August, the brand is launching five vegetarian masks inspired by superfood trends and traditional beauty remedies from around the world. The formulas aim to tackle specific skin concerns (dullness, tiredness, congestion, etc.) rather than being created for specific skin types, which allows you to mix and match depending on how your face feels on a specific day. There’s even a specially designed brush to help make application a breeze.
I was lucky enough to be among the first to try the new masks. Since then I’ve been struggling to decide on a favourite (I’ve narrowed it down to Rose, Honey, or Himalayan). Take a look at all the new masks now, complete with expert tips from The Body Shop’s facialist on how to make each one work double-duty. It turns out they’re not just good for a 20-minute pamper session once in a blue moon!
- Amazonian Acai
Acai berry is one of the most talked-about superfoods of recent years, so it had to be included in this collection. This mask tackles fatigue and stress, so think of it as your “morning after the night before” mask. Along with the acai (which is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants), there’s guarana seed, which has high levels of caffeine, and babassu oil from a Community Trade partner in Brazil: it may not be as famous as argan oil yet, but it soon will be!
Tips:Apply it for 10 minutes, then wash off. Use it on the forehead and nose in conjunction with the Honey (cheeks) and Rose (chin) for a replenishing multimask for tired-out skin.
- Ethiopian Honey
This feels the most like something you may have whipped up in the kitchen as a DIY. It looks and smells like honey, but rather than being sticky, it’s smooth and easy to apply, with just enough of that honey texture to keep it in place as it gently melts on the skin. Of all the masks, this also feels the most luxurious on the face, thanks to the combination of honey, marula oil, and olive oil.
- Himalayan Charcoal
The most “traditional” mask of the bunch in that it dries hard on the skin, this is The Body Shop’s luxurious take on a classic clay mask. Charcoal is famous for its purifying properties, and here bamboo charcoal from the Himalayan foothills is combined with clay, green tea leaves, and tea tree oil (from one of the brand’s Community Trade suppliers in Kenya) to provide a seriously deep-cleansing experience. You’ll feel the tingle as it dries, but I didn’t find it too overwhelming on my combination-dry skin. Preserve it for the areas that need that deep-down clean if you have more sensitive skin, as it does pack a punch.
- Chinese Ginseng and Rice Clarifying Polish mask
Already looking like it might become the hero of the collection, this does-it-all mask combines creamy ingredients (shea butter and sesame oil) with exfoliating power to boost dull skin. Vanda used this on my skin during a facial in lieu of an exfoliator, and my skin felt amazing afterward. Ginseng has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries, and it gives this mask its energising properties.
This was my review on these amazing facial masks. It is usable for all skin types and does wonders to your face. These days I am not putting so much makeup but mainly cleaning my skin. I really love Bodyshop mask and as well the combination skincare products which I never had issue with it.
For the cost, it is affordable to all and worth to take care of your skin. Check out my video.